Film Micrœview #154: Sound City (2013)

10.23.2014 § Leave a comment

Sound City

Rating: Bad.

I thought I liked Dave Grohl before I saw this. Now I definitely dislike him. He portrays himself as the hero not just once, but twice: he saves the studio from bankruptcy with his band Nirvana’s chart-topping debut, then saves their butts again by purchasing their era-defining analog equipment off them as the digital age defeats them. The movie then becomes an interminable commercial for the omnibus album Dave makes with it at his place with all of his idols. But the music they make is boring and sucks, and the sentiments the musicians express vary from meaningless to platitudinous — occasionally even tautological.

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